ARES has an active program that is working hard to reduce mission risk across all systems.
Click on the images below to see some highlights of our test programs:
We concluded another series of wind tunnel tests that involved several of
Langley's wind tunnels last year (2006) and we conducted ejection dynamics tests in 2004.
Our most exciting and complex
test so far was our high altitude drop test of a 50% scale Mars airplane. It was deployed and flown autonomously from
an altitude of 103,500 feet to achieve mars-relevant conditions.